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2013 NFL Mock Draft: Buccaneers select Xavier Rhodes

Tampa Bay needs help in the secondary and would get it here with Rhodes.


In the latest edition of SB Nation's NFL mock draft by Dan Kadar, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fixed their secondary by selecting Xavier Rhodes, the nearby product of the Florida State Seminoles.

Rhodes is a massive corner at 6'2 and 210 pounds, dwarfing many of the players at his position at the college or professional level. During his time at Florida State, Rhodes was known as one of the more physical corners and perhaps the best in run support.

He would be an ideal fit for the Buccaneers, who are without a top corner in the backfield. After signing Eric Wright to a big deal last offseason to lure him away from the Detroit Lions, the Bucs are already trying to trade him after a massively disappointing year.

If Tampa Bay can fortify the corner spots, the secondary could go from a weakness to a major strength immediately with the likes of newly acquired Dashon Goldson and second-year safety Mark Barron on the back line.

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